Saturday, March 24, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
- empty 5 boxes of crap and throw things out
- vacuum the hallway
- chase the cat outside
- two loads of laundry
- one load of dishes
Progress will occur after I get off the computer. I wonder if music will make me go faster? Generally it does not...professional hazard, I guess.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
- My boss does not mind if I come in later than usual - as long as I arrive safely
- Day students stay home, decreasing the case load by 20%
- No bus room!
- I get to see all students in half-hour sessions
- Classes are different, and students are in a state of shock at the change in routine
- The BEST reason is this... I get to take extra time off at Spring Break - 3 extra days!
Today is a snow day for me. I got out of bed around 9 am, and then went to the store. I got home and napped with the cat. I'm getting ready to go to my part-time job, but I'm not in any hurry to get there. I did not have to work a 12-hour day yesterday or today. I did not have to go through the excruciating torture of parent-teacher conferences (where no one wants to talk to the music therapist, just to the physical therapist). I do not have to score Alternate Assessments because I am not there! These are the best reasons I know to continue to work snow days. On to Spring Break!!!!
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
I have come to the conclusion that I am a person who needs open spaces and blue skies to be completely happy. This realization has struck me in March after extremely changeable weather, where I have the opportunity for open spaces but not always for blue skies. This picture is from one of the few places where I am always refreshed and renewed - outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, near Winslow.
The therapeutic aspect for me is the sense of being small in a vast space. This is unusual as I take up lots of space. Empty spaces and blue skies offer me the opportunity to spread out and feel completely clear of everyday things. There are no issues with personal space out here - there is plenty of room for everyone! I always feel the silence in places like this...an unusual craving for a music therapist perhaps, but one I experience none the less.
My personal goal in life is to live somewhere where I have all the space I want to be completely happy. We shall see if there is such a place. Just a thought.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Here goes the first March entry...